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The Philokalia (Gk. Ïιλοκαλία, "love of the beautiful") is an anthology of texts that were written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by mostly monastic writers of the Christian hesychast tradition. It was compiled by St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Makarios of Corinth, two monks of the Greek Orthodox Church, and first published in 1782. The book is a principal spiritual text for all the Eastern Orthodox Churchesâin the last century its popularity has spread to include Western Christians, due to the growing interest in contemplative prayer.

The various texts were chosen because of their shared teachings on the way to self-perfection, illumination, and purification, with a strong emphasis on inward prayer. They were originally written for the guidance and instruction of monks in "the practise of the contemplative life", though the Philokalia has been used widely by lay Christians. The works were individually known in Greek-reading Christian monastic culture before their inclusion in The Philokalia, but the collection resulted in a much wider readership due to its translation into several languages, including a seven-volume translation into Russian (Dobrotolyubie) by St. Theophan the Recluse in the nineteenth-century.

The full name of the text is The Philokalia of the Neptic Saints gathered from our Holy Theophoric Father, through which, by means of the philosophy of ascetic practice and contemplation, the intellect is purified, illumined, and made perfect. That title distinguishes it from many other books of monastic spirituality that are also titled Philokalia (or Philocalia), and also gives emphasis to the Greek nepsis, or "watchfulness". The other notable book titled Philokalia is an anthology of the writings of the third-century theologian Origen.


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Reviewer: burgers - - June 23, 2015
Subject: Missing some text?
Is it just me or is the text on St John of Damaskos
- On the Virtues and the Vices missing a large section?
Reviewer: jmatthe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 16, 2013
Subject: Christian TORRENTS & LINKS YOU MUST SEE!!!
Christian TORRENTS & LINKS YOU MUST SEE!!!
see at the links below (update often).
Saint John The Russian-full documentary (English subtitles).
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-939281

A Saint of our days-Elder Iakovos Tsalikis.(English subtitles).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv2dTMHVs2k
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-864668

Elder Paisios - An Orthodox Saint of our times.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlRfuibLwAM
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-865254

Christian videos& books
http://kat.ph/christian-videos-books-t7113370.html
and
http://sumedang.org/anime-torrents/Christian-videos-books_455298701.html

INCREDIBLE Miracles of God!
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/8109139/INCREDIBLE_Miracles_of_God_.avi
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-940018

various
http://thepiratebay.se/user/aekarajonny/

The Island-(Ostrov).English Subtitles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms4TXwIDutM

Pentecostals-Protestants Truth or sect?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lWr-K3Aixs
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-786432

Protestantism in search of Orthodoxy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aakmHKwNYWA

BBC Panorama - Jehovah's Witnesses documentary 'Suffer the Little Children'(Greek Subtitles).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHLv6yO6h-Y

Jehovah's Witnesses Pedophilia (Greek Subtitles)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LVVszc8DuE
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-864671

ΜΑΡΤΥΡΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΙΕΧΩΒΑ ΚΑΙ ΨΕΥΔΟΠΡΟΦΗΤΕΙΕΣ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttIahrfCnoQ

ΘΑΥΜΑΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΓΙΩΝ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75KtEil44Ps

ΚΑΘΟΛΙΚΟΣ Η ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ekxdHi7hI

ΜΑΡΤΥΡΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΙΕΧΩΒΑ-IΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΙΡΕΣΗΣ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uppubwf-chw

Πεντηκοστιανοί Προτεστάντες αίρεση και πλάνη!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwZoSwFGc_o

ΕΡΩΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΟΥΣ ''ΜΑΡΤΥΡΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΙΕΧΩΒΑ''.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggYkv6gwpXo

Πλανες των Μαρτυρων του Ιεχωβα!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT9i-mwAkEM

Πλανες των Μαρτυρων του Ιεχωβα! NO2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8c_cdguRI

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